4264 Object Results

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Wood box covered with animal skin, perhaps calfskin, held in place with nailed leather straps. There is a handle on the top of the box, and a locking clasp at the front. The interior of the box is ...

2004.13.203
Sketch
before 1846

Pencil sketch of Newport's town crier, John Allen. Man is using crutches and ringing a bell. Allen died June 6, 1846 at the age of 67.

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Negative
before 1938

A black and white negative (Kodak "Safety" film) depicting the Easton's Beach roller coaster and a large billboard. Automobiles and a pile of wodd are visible at foreground; billboard reads as foll...

P9818
Photograph
before 1916

A photograph depicting George H. Richardson, a long-time member of the staff of the Newport Historical Society. Richardson is pictured wearing a pinstripe suit with waitcoat and bow tie; he is most...


A stereograph image depicting the Aquidneck Hotel on Pelham Street.

Image was produced by Newport photographer Joshua A. Williams (d. 1892), whose printed label on reverse reads:
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(a) 19th century brass spring lancet used for bloodletting. (b) Wooden case with latch for lancet.

2009.3.44
Postcard
before 1907

A postcard depicting the main house at Oakland Farm. Caption along bottom edge reads: "Oakland Farm, Alfred G. Vanderbilt's Residence, Portsmouth, R.I."

26.4
shadow box
before 1926

Showdow box with a three masted ship. The sails and wake created by the ship are three-dimensional, and strings with beads are used to represent ropes. Encasement is a wooden framed box painted bla...


Piece of black lace.

2004.13.204
Drawing
before 1932

Pencil sketch in brown of small structure next to a tree. A three mast ship sails in the background. Very loose pencil strokes with detail only depicted in the boat.

2009.3.141
Postcard
before 1907

A postcard depicting the United Congregational Church, located on Spring Street.

2008.2.1
golf ball
before 2008

Golf ball with three sets of images printed on the surface. "Pinnacle 3" appears twice and the insignia Newport National Golf Club.


A blue glass swizzle stick with a yellow ball at top. Along the stem reads, "New England Steamship Co. Serving All New England" and features a flag printed with "NE". Identical to 2006.13.3.

2009.22.1
Viewbook
before 1950

Purple souvenir book featuring photographs of Newport attractions. Title page reads, "Newport Rhode Island, Street Scenes, Principle Residences and Places of Interest". Published by David Rubin in ...


A navy blue wool U.S. Navy flat hat, probably owned by Alfred Bryan. Inside of hat has a leather sweatband, a black lining, and a brown diamond-shaped patch sewn to the crown. A label with the numb...

91.14.5 AB
drawing
before 1807

Pencil and watercolor drawing of hit of Sarah Obadiah, near New Bedford, MA. Supposedly done with aid of camera obscura. Front of the drawing reads, "Hut of Sarah Obadiah, an aged Indian. Near New ...

2009.3.123
Postcard
before 1916

A photographic postcard depicting a man standing in front of a horse-drawn carriage labeled "H.F. COPELAND./TELEPHONE."

2009.3.27
Postcard
before 1970

A postcard depicting an aerial view of the ferry landing in Jamestown. Copyright John T. Hopf.

2011.15.2
Cap
before 1971

A white net cap bordered with a band of white ribbon. Owned by Mrs. T.E. McLaughlin (Georgia Bright McLaughlin) of Newport, R.I.

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Cap (headgear)
before 1843

White infant's cap of very fine cotton. Fancy woven stripe. Drawstring at face and behind ears.

2004.15.1
Scrapbook
before 1900

Box 4 contains Miss Elizabeth Swinburne's scrapbook from before 1900. The scrapbook includes many ticket stubs, maps, photographs, postcards, and pressed flowers and leaves from various pleaces thr...

2002.10 A-E
Watch
before 1898

One side of the case depicts a leaping horse. The other side shows three dogs in a rural setting. The dog side of the case is in worse condition than the side depicting the horse. The face of the w...


Paper grocery bag with black lettering: 'Julius Sayer, Wholesale & Retail Grocer, 207 Thames St., Directly Opposite Kinsley's Express Office, Newport, R.I. Constantly On Hand Every Description ...

90.12.1
Key
before 1937

Brass key used on the steamship 'Priscilla' for stateroom 232.

99.3.148
Shoe
before 1937

A single 7" long leather shoe in poor condition. The shoe has been slattened, appears to have an instep strap. Piece of paper glued onto foot of shoe reads 'Child's shoe, found in attic of Maudsley...

99.3.147
Shoe
before 1800

A single baby's leather shoe in poor condition; very old and brittle. Four holes at toe, instep strap is torn, sticthing on side of shoe is unravelling. Piece of paper found with shoe reads 'shoe f...

99.3.48
Coat
before 1935

Green wool coat lined with black silk. Six buttons on front of coat covered in black cloth with a checkerboard design. Each cuff has three of these checkerboard buttons but they are smaller than th...


Blue and brown strip of plaid linen. 3 pieces - the yellow dye was probably saffron. Was used as part of a bed curtain. Ticketed "Spun and women previous to 1790."

95.20.6
Seal
before 1893

Turned cylinder (goblet shape), may have heavier metal in core, seal inscription surrounds image of scales of justice. Inscription: "Court of Compleas, Newport."

93.18.1
Buttonhook
before 1941

Buttonhook, metal, shaped like an axe; stamped on ax-head is word "Seabury", and on the blade the words "Boots and Shoes". An oval opening at the end of he handle is the buttonhook itself.

11.5.1
Deadeye
before 1812

Metal holder with two end rings surrounds round part with 3 large grooves. Tag reads: "Deadeye from man-of-war 'Macedonian' captured by us frigate "United States" on October 25, 1812.


Portrait of Robert B. Cranston, half-length protrait; he wears a black coat with gold buttons, a frilly white shirt, and a black cravat. He has reddish brown hair with large sideburns, and brown ey...

95.1.1
Fragment
before 1861

Architectural Fragment THIN WOODEN FRAGMENT WITH PAPER LABEL ATTACHED. LABEL FADED, SOMEWHAT WATERSTAINED. WOOD RAGGED ON ENDS, SMOOTH ON LONG SIDES. OVERALL VERY SMALL; DEPENDS ON THE INFORMATION ...

01.508
Toy, Car
before 1916

Painted wood model of side pumper, red with black and gold trim; metal pumping mechanism, wooden handles. Solid wooden wheels, smaller front wheels on swivel. Air chamber is reproduction of origina...


Painting of large steamboat; "Providence" written on ship in red letters in center; front of boat reads: "Fall River Line" also in red; eight flags on ship; many passengers visible; greenish-blue w...

25.3
Sculpture
before 1775

Eagle, wooden, painted gold. Originally sat on gateposts of Metcalf Bowler Estate in Portsmouth before the Revolution, later hung on buildings of United States Hotel, Townsend's Coffee House, Hamme...

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